Smaller Transnet union Satawu vows to continue port strike

LOCAL The smaller of the two main labour unions at the state-owned port and rail operator has vowed to continue a strike over wages that is curbing key exports. The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) rejected its rival United National Transport Union’s (Untu) acceptance of Transnet’s pay[…]

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Economist’s Views on Transnet Strike

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The organised labour at Transnet is in a very powerful position, for various reasons one being that some of them are indirectly involved in government. As COSATU is part of the tripartite alliance. This is according to Dawie Roodt an economist, who was a guest on Friday[…]

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Transnet declares UNTU strike illegal

Transnet has declared the strike by workers affiliated to the United National Transport Union (UNTU) as illegal. The union announced that its members downed tools from midnight over wages.  The workers are demanding between 12% and 13% increase. Transnet revised its offer from 3% to 4% that was rejected. Transnet has argued[…]

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Transnet opens up freight rail network to private operators

SA’s state rail company Transnet on Friday invited bids from the private sector to operate sections of its freight network, seeking a cash injection to improve the service. Transnet, whose rail infrastructure has been underperforming after years of underinvestment, widespread copper cable theft and vandalism, will be taking bids from[…]

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